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Lawmakers Take Up Paid Leave, Focus on Bipartisan Solution

July 11, 2018, 8:19 PM

Senate lawmakers from both sides of the aisle July 11 hashed out what a bipartisan solution to federal paid leave would look like.

Republicans and Democrats agree that paid family leave should be expanded to better support working parents, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said in opening remarks at a hearing of the Senate Finance subcommittee. Paid family leave improves health outcomes for workers, helps families manage work and home responsibilities, and creates incentives to stay in the workplace, which supports productivity and economic growth, the chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy said.

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